• First Wave Statue Exhibit

    Women's Rights

    National Historical Park New York

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    Beginning on December 30, 2013 the park will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The park will be open Wednesday-Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm

Rebecca Race

Rebecca Howe Race (1808-1895) participated with her husband Whiting in a variety of civic and religious activities. Race was the vice president of a ladies temperance group that included Amelia Bloomer and several other signers of the Declaration of Sentiments. Her convictions about alcohol induced her to leave the Episcopal Church for the more temperance-oriented Presbyterian Church.

Did You Know?

Statues in the lobby of the visitor center

Did you know that many women's rights reformers were also abolitionists, and that the writers of the Declaration of Sentiments borrowed phrases and ideas from the antislavery movement? More...